(2002) Street Songs

Rick James

... read moreDisappointed because Garden of Love wasn't as well received as it should have been, Rick James made a triumphant return to defiant, in-your-face funk with the triple-platinum Street Songs. This was not only his best-selling album ever, it was also his best period, and certainly the most exciting...

47′:39″ 10 Songs

1
Give It To Me Baby
Rick James
4:05
2
Ghetto Life
Rick James
4:20
3
Make Love To Me
Rick James
4:51
4
Mr. Policeman
Rick James
4:20
5
Super Freak
Rick James
3:25
6
Fire And Desire
Rick James
7:19
7
Call Me Up
Rick James
3:54
8
Below The Funk (Pass The J)
Rick James
2:38
9
Give It To Me Baby (12" Version)
Rick James
5:42
10
Super Freak (12" Version)
Rick James
7:05
Released 01 January 2002, ℗ 2002 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

Disappointed because Garden of Love wasn't as well received as it should have been, Rick James made a triumphant return to defiant, in-your-face funk with the triple-platinum Street Songs. This was not only his best-selling album ever, it was also his best period, and certainly the most exciting album released in 1981. The gloves came all the way off this time, and James is as loud and proud as ever on such arresting hits as "Super Freak," "Give It to Me Baby," and "Ghetto Life." Ballads aren't a high priority, but those he does offer (including his stunning duet with Teena Marie, "Fire and Desire") are first-rate. Even the world's most casual funksters shouldn't be without this pearl of an album. ~ Alex Henderson